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What is Quantum Information?



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Author: Olimpia Lombardi and Sebastian Fortin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Publish Date: April 24, 2017

ISBN-10: 1107142113

Pages: 276

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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WHAT IS QUANTUM INFORMATION?

Combining physics and philosophy, this is a uniquely interdisciplinary examination of quantum information science that provides an up-to-date examination of developments in this field.

The authors offer coherent definitions and theories of information, taking clearly defined approaches to considering information in connection with quantum mechanics, probability, and correlations. Concepts addressed include entanglement of quantum states, the relation of quantum correlations to quantum information, and the meaning of the informational approach for the foundations of quantum mechanics. Furthermore, the mathematical concept of information in the communicational context and the notion of pragmatic information are considered. Suitable as both a discussion of the conceptual and philosophical problems of this field and a comprehensive stand-alone introduction, this book will benefit both experienced and new researchers in quantum information and the philosophy of physics.

olimpia lombardi is the director of a research group in the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of chemistry. She has reviewed for several of the most prestigious journals specialized in physics and the philosophy of science, and has been awarded grants from the Foundational Questions Institute and the John Templeton Foundation.

sebastian fortin is a Fellow Researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina, and has spoken and published widely on quantum information theory, the foundations of quantum mechanics, and the foundations of quantum chemistry.

federico holik is a Fellow Researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina. His research focuses on the foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum information theory, the interpretation of quantum probabilities, and the study of the logical, algebraic, and geometrical aspects of quantum formalism.

cristian lo´ pez is a Visiting Fellow of the Münich Center for Mathematical Philosophy and holds a graduate research fellowship at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina. His research focuses on the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of time.


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